(Richardson, TX) – The City of Richardson will reopen the Richardson Tennis Center and Municipal Court customer service lobby beginning this Friday with additional modifications also being made to services at the Sherrill Park Golf Course. The decision to reopen and update modified services at the facilities are tied to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to allow his “stay-at-home” order related to the spread of COVID-19 to expire after Thursday. The Governor’s order supersedes all local orders.

Municipal Court Operations (972-744-4500, askrichardsoncourt@cor.gov)

The Richardson Municipal Court building will reopen to basic services on Monday, May 4. Services will include in-person fine payments and other court business. However, all dockets and hearings will be conducted remotely via eDocket videoconference through May 31. Trials are postponed until May 31.

For assistance and information about connecting via eDocket videoconference, call the Court Clerk Office during regular business hours or visit www.cor.net/court for online options, eDocket videoconference information and all other court appearance updates/information:

  • Court Clerk Office
    • 972-744-4500
    • Mon. – Fri.       8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

24-hr Court information line:   972-744-4501

24-hr Court fax line:                972-744-5800


Richardson Tennis Center (972-744-7870, askrichardsonparks@cor.gov)

As part of the new order, Gov. Abbott is allowing outdoor activities if they are limited to four participants and social distancing is also respected. In response, the Richardson Tennis Center will reopen with modified hours (see below) until further notice.

  • Richardson Tennis Center
    • Modified hours of operation
      • Mon. – Thurs.  9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
      • Fri.                     9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      • Sat.                    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
      • Sun.                  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Other Impacts to Municipal Facilities and Services

The Richardson Civic Center Grand Hall has been converted into a customer service and delivery area to separate main City Hall offices from outside traffic. Civic Center rentals are currently closed until further notice due to orders that are still in effect related to public gatherings.

  • Library (972-744-4350, askrichardsonlibrary@cor.gov)
    • Gov. Abbott’s order that takes effect Friday allows for museums and libraries to reopen, but operations are restricted to 25 percent of capacity and hands-on exhibits must remain closed. Library staff is reviewing guidelines provided by the Governor’s office and will reactivate services as soon as possible.

The Library continues to provide these modified services until further notice:

  • Modified hours:
    • Mon. – Sat.      10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    • Sun.                  2 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Items may be checked out via curbside pickup only.
    • Call 972-744-4363 to request books, CDs, DVDs and audiobooks to check out. Patrons are limited to 10 items checked out at a time.
  • Online services are still available.
  • Sherrill Park Golf Course (972-234-1416, www.sherrillparkgolf.com)
  • Sherrill Park Golf Course is open, but there have been several changes to operations. The changes set to take effect Friday, May 1 will allow the following:
    • Tee Times and Payments
      • Tee Times can be made online (with a booking fee), over the phone or in-person at the clubhouse
      • Online payments will no longer be available
    • Punch Cards, Senior/Junior discounts and Twilight Time green fees will be accepted for tee times beginning Monday, May 4.
    • The Driving Range and Putting Greens are open with appropriate social distancing requirements and procedures
    • The Pro Shop will reopen with a maximum of four patrons at a time allowed in the Pro Shop
    • The Snack Bar is open for outside window service and inside seating (limited to 25% capacity)
    • One rider per golf cart unless from the same household
    • Golf Carts will continue to be disinfected between use
  • Other Course Rules related to Covid-19
    • Cup liners have been placed above ground level, preventing the ball from going in the hole.  Any ball that hits the cup liner is deemed to have been holed.
    • Rakes have been removed from bunkers and sand bottles from carts to avoid the chance of spreading the virus through repeat contact
    • Water coolers and ball washers have been removed/covered
    • No spectators allowed
    • All CDC guidelines and social distancing practices are posted on site and must be followed.

(All updates can be found on the City of Richardson’s COVID-19 news page at www.cor.net/coronavirus.)